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Friday, February 24, 2012

Yoda Cake Pops

 I actually tried my hand at the adorable cake pops I've seen floating all over blog land. I will never measure up to the perfection that is Bakerella, but they were yummy annnnd stayed on the stick. A girl really can't ask for much more than that. 
 Since I was making these for my nephews Star Wars birthday party, I went with some 'Yoda' pops.
There are so many wonderful tutorials out there that I ended up using a mix of several of them. I was surprised at how simple it really was....considering me and putting things on sticks have never, in any way, ever, worked out in the past. Word to the wise here...not a good idea to make marshmallow pops with colored sugar crystals when it's 100 in the shade. Common sense? Probably. Was I too busy to check on them? Yep. Sad story for another day. 
I baked a regular boxed vanilla cake mix and let it cool. I'm crafty...I'm not Martha Stewart and choose to leave the real baking to those that know how. For me, anything in a box works great.
Once it cooled enough to handle, I crumbled it up in a mixing bowl & added a little over half a can of french vanilla frosting. 


 Once it was all incorporated together I began to make roughly 1 inch balls.
There is something extremely pleasing and relaxing about playing in gooey cake/frosting mix that makes it feel forbidden.
I swear I kept waiting for my mother to walk in the kitchen and holler at me to quit playing with the food.
I used a TBSP measuring spoon to keep the size of the pops uniform & it worked like a charm. You could really make them any size that suits you obviously.
I placed them on a cookie sheet on foil & placed them in the freezer to chill.
While they were chilling, I melted some Wilton chocolates on the stove in my DIY double boiler.
{A saucepan with a couple of inches of water in it with another saucepan on top of that.}
I pulled the pops out of the freezer when the chocolates were melted and stuck the sucker stick in the chocolate & immediately stuck it in the pop.
This provides a 'bump' of chocolate to keep the pops from falling off the stick when you dip them.
I popped the pops back in the freezer for a few minutes and added some green coloring to the chocolates.
I dipped the pops, which I may need some practice at, and placed them in my DIY cake pop holder. I'll give you a rundown in another post. These are great little things to have around, especially if you have little ones or do several parties a year.
I have read a few posts where they recommend adding some cooking shortening to the  chocolates to make them smoother. I will definitely try this next time since mine were a wee bit on the bumpy side.
Once they dried, I added each on to a Wilton treat bag & curled some ribbon around the stick to close it off. I did  make a few pops with extra long sticks and glitter sugar special for the birthday boy.
I constructed a quick sign with some card stock & some glittered chip board letters.
All in all, the cake pops were pretty easy to make & the end result was delicious.
We have a lot of spring birthdays in our family and I recently purchased some push up containers from
Pick Your Plum I can't wait to try out, so I'll share that experiment with you as well.
Until next time!




35 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comment about my desk project. Following you back! {HUGS}

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  2. How cute.........and easy. I'll have to try these for my grandkids.
    Thanks StaceyAnne for visiting my blog PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com...........Im now following you back. COME BACK SOON.

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    1. Hey Candy, gosh I'm feeling the guilt hit me replying to my older comments. Even when I was sucked into the tornado of life, I made time for my blog roll. I have to tell you, I am in LOVE with the turquoise you use!!!! I've come over every single day for the last 2 weeks just to make sure I didn't miss anything painted with that beautiful color. Now I just need to get better at deciphering what wood is what. Thanks for visiting me!

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  3. I totally agree, anything in a box is the best (at least as far as time saving goes!)

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com
    (a blog all about COLOR!)

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